David leads the Business Advancement and Assurance team.  David is an active member and thought leader in the ESG, audit, risk and assurance community with a deep understanding of business improvements methods and is passionate about seeing businesses advance to achieve their goals.

David works with a diverse range of organisations to support strategic growth and to foster enterprise sustainability.

With expertise in implementing internal and external audits, David has extensive knowledge of government agencies and councils, aged care providers and SME’s and their governance, risk and assurance needs. David’s specialisations include financial and compliance audits, systems reviews, management accounting, fraud investigation, system improvement, financial modelling, governance, risk management and business improvement.

David is one of two certified clean energy auditors in South Australia and with a deep understanding of ESG and carbon accounting, David Chairs the national ESG special interest group across Australia.

David is regularly invited as guest speaker to various state and national industry events and training conferences as a subject matter expert regarding ESG, risk and assurance, and compliance. As an advocate for advancing training and professional development in the risk and internal audit space, David is a regular attendee of the Institute of Internal Auditors, South Pacific & Asia Conference and an active member of the South Australian Local Government Auditors Group and Finance Managers Group (SALGAG & SALGFMG), regularly advising councils to manage their statutory reporting needs.


Bentleys is a valued partner, delivering outcomes for The University of Adelaide. They challenged us to extract more value from the National Wine Centre and provided pragmatic recommendations.

Bruce Lines, Chief Operating Officer The University of Adelaide


  • Chartered Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

Professional Memberships/Appointments

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (Chair, SA)
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Graduate, Australian Institute Company Directors
  • Committee Member – Adelaide Central Market Authority
  • Committee Member – Council Solutions
  • Independent Member – Asthma Foundation of SA
  • Non-executive Director – McLaren Vale Grape Wine & Tourism Association

Specialist Areas

David has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

  • Business Advancement
  • Assurance
  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Operations Performance
  • Audit
  • Strategic Planning

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